Tagged: Health

Let’s Talk Poop

People just don’t want to talk about poop.  Their poop, other people’s poop or poop in general and I think it’s a bit of a shame to avoid the topic, especially in the context of diet and the impact it has on the digestive system and elimination. So let’s talk about it now and get...

Plateau-Ending Strategy – Week 1

As mentioned in a previous post, I have built what I think is a good strategy, unique to my metabolic needs, to manage my insulin resistance (IR).  The plan includes a very low-carb eating style (20 grams or less net carbs/day) plus a mixture of supplementation to control blood glucose levels, increase “good” lipid managing...

Jump-Starting My Metabolism

I’m insulin resistant.  I’m fairly carbohydrate intolerant, too.  More than 40 grams of carbohydrates per day seems to stymie weight loss.  More than 100 grams results in moderate gastric distress and the return of several irksome bodily conditions (if you’ve been there, you know what I mean).  More than 300 grams and I’ll be in...

Why You Should Listen to Me

If you’re wondering why you should be listening to me, let me be the first to tell you that you shouldn’t  I never intended this blog as an “advice column” and nothing here should be construed as expert advice. I don’t hold advance degrees in science, medicine, exercise or nutrition.  I don’t host podcasts with evangelists...

Pardon Me, Have You Seen My Gut?

Sometimes I wake up very early in the morning. Long before the sun rises, when the eastern sky is just vaguely starting to brighten and in that dark stillness, I like to think deep thoughts. Occasionally my mind wanders to healthy eating and I wanted to share something I was thinking about this morning. If...

Carb-Loading Tailspin

I didn’t get the idea of carb-loading on my own. It came from my doctor (the same one who recommended I move to a LC/HF eating style). I’d shared with him that I’d recently hit a plateau with my weight loss and was feeling frustrated. He mentioned that being in a very low-carb state for...